OREA is on the job all year long. We represent the interests of retired teachers at the legislature, the governor's office, retirement and health insurance boards, state pension commission, and more. OREA listens to you and gives voice to your needs and concerns. Opportunities for active involvement are afforded to members eager to participate in OREA's advocacy programs.
Here is your update. Thank you for your diligence and dedication! You are making a difference!
SB 242--This is the bill that places the state treasurer on the OTRS and OPERS boards. OREA opposes this bill--same status as last week; it passed out of committee but it has NOT yet been placed on the House floor agenda. Hoping maybe leadership is keeping this bill off the floor and it might be dead for the session (Thursday, April 27th is the deadline). We are still encouraging representatives to vote NO if it does come to the floor.
SB 170--stops the next trigger on cutting the state income tax--passed the house on Wednesday! The next step will be to go back to the senate for a final vote, but since it already passed the senate once, most likely will so again, then it will go to the Governor. OREA supports